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'''Dorchester''' is a historic neighborhood comprising over in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. The town was founded by Puritans who emigrated in 1630 from Dorchester, Dorset|Dorchester, Dorset, England. This Municipal annexation in the United States|dissolved municipality, Boston's largest Neighborhoods in Boston|neighborhood by far, is often divided by city planners in order to create two planning areas roughly equivalent in size and population to other Boston neighborhoods. The neighborhood is named after the town of Dorchester in the English county of Dorset, from which Puritans emigrated on the ship ''Mary and John (ship)|Mary and John'', among othersClapp, Ebenezer. History of the Town of Dorchester, Massachusetts. Dorchester, Boston, MA: Dorchester Antiquarian and Historical Society, 1890. and is today sometimes nicknamed "'''Dot'''" by its...
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